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Challenge: Children's Toy (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Hamden, CT
Date: Apr 2, 2006
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2006

This wasn't really planned, but I knew we'd be high up on a mountain for my Yellow entry, so I brought along a toy airplane just in case I found a good scene. This stone lookout tower presented a good silo opportunity, and it came out nice enough that I didn't bother with my original challenge plan. The open window may look dangerous, but mommy has a firm grip on his ankle in the shadows to prevent any accidents.

Processing: Crop, levels, curves, pumped up the cyan and blue channels and desaturated the rest somewhat. The area around his legs seems a little cluttered to me, but cropping takes away too much and the striped shirt became a distraction if I left the midtones too light, so I darkened the shadows just to the point that most people probably won't notice the dim stripes. Too bad it wasn't Advanced Editing, though. :-(

Hard to predict where the score will go on this one, but I hope it's good enough to help my team out. Fingers crossed!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 300
Avg (all users): 6.7421
Avg (commenters): 7.8462
Avg (participants): 6.5510
Avg (non-participants): 6.8943
Views since voting: 8038
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 221
Comments: 45
Favorites: 11 (view)


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04/17/2006 12:33:09 PM
AMAZING!!! Keep up the great work.
~Chris
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04/16/2006 09:35:26 AM

A question ?

What is the signification of the red line on the "Voting Breakdown.? see line no: 8

Simpa
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04/14/2006 06:59:00 PM
Choice shot Shannon!
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04/14/2006 06:50:35 AM
Great shot Shannon. Congrats once again.
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04/13/2006 10:19:40 PM
Great work and congratulations on your red. Well deserved.
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04/13/2006 12:48:57 PM
Congratulations! Good one Scalvert, very sweet image.
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04/13/2006 12:31:35 AM
Shannon, congratulations! Beautiful as usual.
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04/12/2006 09:39:03 PM
Master Shannon: Splendid capture to stir the sleeping memory banks of our imagination. Congratulations on your RED.
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04/12/2006 06:48:16 PM
Congrats! Yerrrrr baaaackkkk! :)
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04/12/2006 05:47:36 PM
Congratulations on your robbon Shannon! You always have such a great eye for a good image
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04/12/2006 01:38:51 PM
Originally posted by Gunnsi:

What team is that?


Team 20D in the WPL "tournament." We barely beat out the heavyweight Team Nikon thanks to Rikki's slam dunk.
04/12/2006 12:29:13 PM
Very nice, Shannon, very nice...
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04/12/2006 11:39:04 AM
"but I hope it's good enough to help my team out."

What team is that?
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04/12/2006 10:42:07 AM
nice work - congrats !
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04/12/2006 08:36:35 AM
Shannon - great finish. One of my favs of the challenge. Congrats.
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04/12/2006 08:31:36 AM
Wonderful idea, love it. Congrats.
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04/12/2006 06:33:03 AM
congrats..expertly set-up shot..
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04/12/2006 03:19:56 AM
Brilliant shot Shannon and 'another' ribbon! yawn!

This is a captivating shot. My earliest childhood memory is playing with a plane something like this
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04/12/2006 01:30:17 AM
Great idea, well executed, congrats.
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04/12/2006 01:24:39 AM
Congrats. Another clever shot.
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04/12/2006 01:24:00 AM
Another gem from the master. A truly very striking image, that truly does capture the innocence of youth. Great job Scalvert.

Ray
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04/12/2006 01:19:28 AM
cool one! so are the 20D's doing well then? :)))
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04/12/2006 01:01:21 AM
Originally posted by yanko:

I would take your Yellow entry over this one in a heartbeat.


Me too. Advanced Editing would have helped immensely with this shot. If I had dressed him in dark clothes, it would have helped. The yellow stripes on his shirt prevented me from opening up the foreground around his knees. :-(
04/12/2006 12:52:22 AM
Congrats. Personally, I would take your Yellow entry over this one in a heartbeat. Not to knock this one but rather to compliment your other one. :)
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04/12/2006 12:50:55 AM
Congrats Shannon! Great photo!!
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04/12/2006 12:23:41 AM
Congratulations Shannon!
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04/12/2006 12:23:03 AM
Congrats on the Yellow ribbon! Wonderful image
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04/12/2006 12:22:41 AM
Great job Shannon! This is such a great image and way to go on this challenge! Congrats on your Red ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/11/2006 11:22:58 PM
By far one if the most interesting entries. A complete story told in a charming silhoutte. 9
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04/11/2006 11:48:24 AM
Excellent idea, well executed. I would like to lighten that dark bar across his knees (is that allowed in the competition ?)
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04/10/2006 10:51:08 PM
Great shot. Showing off the imagination of a child.
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04/10/2006 02:33:07 PM
Nice silhouette, great location for the airplane toy. Boy's aspiration well portrayed.
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04/10/2006 02:48:40 AM
what an amazing shot. Beautiful hope I get to take a shot half as good. Good luck.
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04/09/2006 10:37:28 PM
excellent title and shot
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04/09/2006 09:37:37 PM
A winner in my eye.
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04/07/2006 08:43:31 AM
Love the silloute. Great job.
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04/07/2006 07:12:18 AM
I reckon you could give us a bit of the foreground without making sacrifice of the silouette. The image is sort of overall dark without actual merit.
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04/07/2006 05:56:52 AM
Love the sillhoette, love the shot. The metal bars by his legs are a little bit distracting but that couldnt be helped. Good work! :)
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04/07/2006 03:43:16 AM
good
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04/07/2006 01:59:49 AM
No comments..
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04/05/2006 02:09:32 PM
Scalvert? or Dr. Achoo. Great entry!! Very emotive and well shot.
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04/05/2006 12:09:27 PM
I love the silhouette and implied motion. You even see a hint of a smile on the boys face. Lowering perspective slightly and eliminating the land in the background may make it a little more dramatic.
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04/05/2006 07:06:01 AM
If you don't get "The Blue" I'll be surprise... magnifique... I could say " You got the picture"

Simpa
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04/05/2006 06:43:25 AM
Nice silhouette shot, well framed, great background as well!
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04/05/2006 12:57:58 AM
Really cute. Artful in a midst of tacky entries. I love the silhouette and great sky.
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